The U.S. made history last week by winning its first Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (the World Cup of Baking)--in Paris, at that! Further investigation of recent prestigious world competitions yielded equally thrilling outcomes.
EVENT International Auto Extrication Competition in Rockford, Ill.
For: Best removers of car-wreck victims from vehicles
Countries Competing: 5 Winner: U.S.
EVENT Challenge '98! The Year of the Inspector! in Long Beach, Calif.
For: Most safety-conscious inspectors of trucks and buses
Countries Competing: 3 Winner: U.S.
EVENT International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians' Sanitarian Award in Nashville, Tenn.
For: Best food- and...